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How Common Of A Complication Is Sepsis With Rocky Mountain Fever
Uncertain how common: Information on the approximate percentage of rocky mountain spotted fever patients who get sepsis is hard to find. Nowadays, with antibiotic treatment, the rmsf fatality rate is 4%. A rough guess on the percentage with sepsis could be 20%-25%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I almost never get a raised temperature? Not even with Crohn's, endocarditis, pneumonia, swine flu, central line sepsis. Is this common?
Yes: Go to ER and be checked. Do not wait. ...Read more
Concern: It's definitely concerning. While I can't say for sure it's sepsis without other information including a blood culture and other information, it's possible you could be on your way to sepsis, especially given the fact you're on chemotherapy. I would highly suggest you get in touch with your treating physician or his/her on call physician this afternoon and discuss your symptoms with them. Good luck ...Read more
Is shakiness a symptom of sepsis? I don't have fever however my skin is cold. I'm just worried but can't go to ER
Fever for 2 weeks I feel very weak no energy I feel very dizzy when standing could this be sepsis?
As antibiotic kill bacteria and endotoxin is released when bacteria die, won't it worsen fever or cause mild sepsis?
I'm on clarithromycin. I'm afraid it may kill bacteria and release endotoxins to my body tissues and cause fever or mild sepsis?
My father is just about recovering from a severe sepsis infection that included septic shock. Still has low grade fever. How long does recovery take?
Sepsis: It can certainly depend on the etiology of the sepsis and the degree of organ dysfunction that occurred. Some recover fully, some take weeks, some never quite recover organ function and cardiac, pulmonary, brain and kidney function may be impaired afterwards. If he is still with fever days/weeks into therapy, I would make sure he has been evaluated for endocarditis with blood cultures and an echo. ...Read more
My boyfriend was treated and released for cellulitis a couple days ago &today his heart has been racing, sweating, and fever. Does he have sepsis?
What could cause CRP to be 230, SED <97? Acute illness. No sepsis, no rash. Fever of 103, low BP, tachycardic. Have more info and test results. Ideas?
Inflammatory state: You could well have a rheumatic condition also. The CRP and ESR are non-specific indicators of an inflammatory process going on in your body. You need a complete and thorough workup probably at the nearest major University Hospital. Either in the division of Rheumatology or Infectious Disease. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife had sepsis in February this year. It started as a urinary tract infection and then into the kidney. Her fever got to 106 the first night in ICU. Since then she still has not gained her strength back and can't stay focused and has confusion. Could
Infection: Sounds like she had pylonephritis. A prolonged infectious state can deplete muscle and energy in patients. Usually being bed bound for a week one can lose up to 7 pounds of muscle. If the infection severe even at a faster rate. Prolonged ICU stays can also cause ICU delerium, confusion and this can last months per research. Some people can have chronic anxiety, PTSD, even months after. ...Read more
My dad had a stent put in to help pass a kidney stone. A few days later, he had severe pain and developed a fever. Blood work showed he has sepsis.?
Pyelonephritis.: Seems like the stone caused a kidney infection before it was removed. The blockage of urine flow out of that kidney would have allowed bacteria within the urine to set up shop and cause an infection. But the removal of that stone should help eradicate that infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could I have picked up the bacteria causing my sepsis over a year ago? Kidney stone last week, its stuck, admitted after second er visit for fever,
Probably longer: The bacteria that cause urinary tract infection -- with or without sepsis, kidney stone, etc -- are not caught from outside. Mostly they are entirely normal in the intestine, and it is likely you have carried the one that caused your sepsis in your intestinal tract for many years, perhaps your entire life. You'll probably never know for sure, and it probably doesn't matter. ...Read more
Cold&mild fever. Took Tylenol, (acetaminophen)4 hours later, I would not stop sweating. BP dropped really low idk ifmachine was false err from panic. Sepsis? BPnorm now.28
Not sepsis: Often times the presence of sweating is the sign of the fever "breaking". BP changes for various reasons but panic will usually cause increase in blood pressure. Surely sepsis will cause low BP but sepsis is a "hospital diagnosis" …you wouldn't be asking questions via the internet if you were septic. Hope this helps ...Read more
Hysterectomy dec 2012. Sepsis. Still very fatigued, back pain, no fever, pale, dark circles eyes. What type dr to see for followup regard sepsis?
Recovery takes time: Your recovery will generally take about twice the duration of your illness. In other words, even if u do everything right, recovery time = twice the sick time. However, it is vital that u connect with your most trusted physician & your surgeon, 2 verify that u r doing everything possible 2 achieve optimal recovery. Optimal diet, exercise & sleep will promote optimal & quick recovery. Dr mike. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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